Extra shelving is always a welcome addition in my house. There’s no denying the practicality of extra storage surfaces, but sometimes, we just don’t have the space for them. Getting a unit that is designed to fit into a corner may be a way to add shelving to a room that otherwise is too small or cramped to accommodate regular bookshelves. And depending on the model, they are not only practical, but aesthetically pleasing as well.
I could use something like this – I like that it’s not too tall:
White corner shelving unit pictured: Corner Radius Cube by Foremost
There are basically three types of corner shelving: floor-standing models, wall-hanging models, and individual shelves that are mounted separately. The floor standing type requires no mounting – it is simply placed in a corner – but it does take up floor space. In a small room, this could be something you want to avoid. The wall-hanging units take up no floor space, but you will have to go through the trouble of mounting them. As for individual shelves, they give the most flexibility in terms of placement. You can place as many as you want, and space them as high or low as you desire. They are less heavy than shelving units, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be mounted as securely.